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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Oct 29, 2009 5:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: From the You Knew It Was Coming Department

32 years ago this date:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-10-29.sbd.miller.92085.sbeok.flac16

That is all.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Oct 29, 2009 6:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the You Knew It Was Coming Department

Without a doubt one of my favorite Eyes. Tempo is laid back and the jamming is absolutely a work of art. What I find so remarkagble about the boys is that just a few nights later at Colgate they again play Eyes (as Larry referrs to in his post), but this time the tempo is ramped up and Jerry tears into it like an epileptic on crack, but in a good way. Two standout versions played a week apart that are huge for completely different reasons. Is there any other band, past or present, that can do this to the same degree? This band is unparalleled.

On the other hand, Chuck Norris hates the Eyes of The World. He has blackened every one with a roundhouse kick to the face.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Oct 29, 2009 6:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the You Knew It Was Coming Department

Yes, and Chuck grinds his coffee with his teeth and boils the water with his rage.

Nice assessment of the 10/29/77 EYES, and I agree whole-heartedly....elbow's spot-on about that LIG as well. Still hope folks who haven't will check out that show...full-on reasons why are in my review...I really do love it to bits.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 29, 2009 6:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the You Knew It Was Coming Department

If Chuck Norris was the protagonist in "El Paso" the song would only be 1 second long - Chuck only needs 1 second to kill the bad guy

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 29, 2009 6:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the You Knew It Was Coming Department

lol

hilarious!!!!

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Oct 29, 2009 6:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the You Knew It Was Coming Department

The contrast to Colgate is fascinating and a great example of why this band was so special.

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Poster: buscameby Date: Oct 29, 2009 9:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a nice alternative or addition for 10/29

I too chose the 77 as my first choice for this date BUT I have a nice alternative for those who enjoyed the 85' tour as much as I did.

The Fox in ATL. has always been a favorite venue of the Boys, like the one in ST Louis.

A nice space opener in the second leads to a diverse set list with some nice peaks.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1985-10-29.sbd.fix-shnid-33704.tetzeli.76118.flac16

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 29, 2009 10:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a nice alternative or addition for 10/29

http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-10-29.sbd.hinko.21533.sbeok.shnf

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. Oprah's Picks #1!

Miller Upgrade -

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1985-10-29.sbd.miller.33704.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Oct 29, 2009 2:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: a nice alternative or addition for 10/29

Wow! Oprah's Pick #1 - now that brings back memories.

This was the show I thought about listening to. Nice compact first set full of heavy hitters and the second set has that "this is what it's all about" feel.

Great choice.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Oct 29, 2009 4:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the You Knew It Was Coming Department

this show has really moved up the list for me in the past two years perticularly...this was one of the first bootleg cds I aquired...always been one of the best quality '77 boards out there...

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Poster: deadski Date: Oct 29, 2009 5:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the You Knew It Was Coming Department

I was looking for the 1968 Matrix show, but the second set of 1971 looks like the one that will help with Bay Bridge detours.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1971-10-29.sbd-set2.gardner.4090.shnf

....o'ya. this starts today >

http://www.evergreenlodge.com/lastortugasinfo.html

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 29, 2009 5:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the You Knew It Was Coming Department

I'll have to come back to that as I decided on 71 this AM.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-10-29.sbd.miller.24999.sbeok.shnf

The Cryptical Envelopement-> Drums-> The Other One-> Me & My Uncle-> The Other One-> Cryptical Envelopement-> Deal looks like it will be fun!

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Oct 29, 2009 5:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the You Knew It Was Coming Department

Good call Jim!

The first of three fantastic nights during that jaunt through Ohio in '71. Really puts things into perspective vis a vis 1977...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 29, 2009 7:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey CLIFF!

Hey--in the "hijack" department, I am unable to access my CDs and stereo at the moment to investigate the Phil Zone NSB that you mentioned yesterday...I guess I was unaware the date was in question. I plan on playing those from 70 that are likely candidates (assume the "demi-electric" & "nevo-electric" and "pseudo-electric" versions are the competitors as Bob would call them, thus, May thru Sept, right?) and I know early May and early June have some fine ones (6-7 eg).

Have you done a thorough analysis? I do recall reading somewhere that 5-3 was suggested? Does the CD actually list 5-1 or 5-2 as the date, but with a question mark?

Sorry--house painters are here and I can't get to anything!

Will put in some time when I can--I love this kind of detective work!

[Sorry, GC, but you're getting way too much positive reinforcement on this whole 77 biz! I gotta step in...have I told you I went to sleep in the Oct of 78 shows at Winterland waiting for them to play Cryptical?...har...har]

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Oct 29, 2009 8:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: diablosandwich was right!

Will, devilsandwich was correct, it is from Alfred College...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-05-01.sbd.miller.95683.sbeok.flac16

This post was modified by Cliff Hucker on 2009-10-29 15:19:22

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 29, 2009 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: diablosandwich was right!

Oh...damn...was kinda looking forward to it...well, I suppose I will still have fun making sure of it!

Thanks for letting me know. I did recall that at one point I was sure I was hearing the "right" one via one of the shows I had a few yrs back...and that AlfCol one, as you have noted, is a great one! Have sent that to a few folks for "intro to acoustic DEAD" and they always love it...

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Oct 29, 2009 8:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: diablosandwich was right!

Well we did discuss this a couple years ago and decided it was indeed from the Alfred show. I'll blame my porous memory on an elevated mercury level (23 mcg/L)...

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 29, 2009 6:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the You Knew It Was Coming Department

I sure am glad I picked this for my Morning

For any Brokedown Palace fans - this one is reeeaaaallyyy sweeeeet!!!!

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Poster: blu munday Date: Oct 29, 2009 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the You Knew It Was Coming Department

I didn't expect that this vastly underrated 71 show could ever measure up to one of the strongest perfomances of fall 1977 but it does...and might I say for today I think it beats it hands down. It's not just the second set Cryptical-> Drums-> The Other One-> Me & My Uncle-> The Other One-> Cryptical-> Deal, the first set smokes as well. It's not the psychodelic sound of 69 or the down to earth americana of 1970; but something new. The band is in the midst of the transition which would catapult them in to the pre-hiatus "golden years" of 72-74. I'm much more fond of this sound than almost anything in 77 and they played more tunes. But then again if you were to ask me next week the answer might be different. Not trollin' just sayin.

This post was modified by blu munday on 2009-10-29 20:58:05

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 29, 2009 1:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the You Knew It Was Coming Department

I love how Jerry introduces Big Railroad Blues on this

Good stuff, lighthearted banter and the band having fun

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 29, 2009 6:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I ducked...

Hmmm--this actually gets more attn than my droning on about 9-19-70 or 12-29-68? How about Arb and his 10-12-68? [that is, GC's love of it...]

It's an indication of how close knit our pathetic little group is that we know so much about one another--even I knew this was coming, but of course, I get paid to ignore it.

Just make sure you realize, Grendel, you're not gonna get THIS one featured in the top left "FEATURED ITEM" spot any time soon!

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Oct 29, 2009 5:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the You Knew It Was Coming Department

I really like the "Might As Well" from this '77 show- no mean feat as I am not a fan of this tune. At all. A lot of '77 shows don't really stand apart from one another (for better or worse, this was probably the most consistant year the Dead ever had) but this one's got enough going for it that it joins the handful that stick out.

Still, I've dialed it back a few years for my own TDIH:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-10-29.sbd.sacks.1014.sbefail.shnf

Some of the shows from earlier in '73 seem to take forever to get moving IMO, but by Oct-Nov they'd really started to hit their stride again

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Oct 29, 2009 6:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the You Knew It Was Coming Department

Really nice EYES from that 10/29/73 show.

BUT....that EYES from my '77 show is the greatest of all times!

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Oct 29, 2009 5:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the You Knew It Was Coming Department

Thought about you this morning when I realized what date it was... Not too many are as adamant as you about ANY date.
Hope all is well...

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Oct 29, 2009 5:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the You Knew It Was Coming Department

Yep, things are fine. Will be grooving to my all time fave show today on its anniversary while savoring the Phillies' 6-1 whitewashing of the Yankers last night (schadenfreude Red Sox fan having to depend on the Phils to turn back the hated beast since my Sox went out ignominiously in a 3-game sweep this year.)

*-Cliff: No explanation needed b/c the link contains my review of the show and reasons why it RULES!

This post was modified by grendelschoice on 2009-10-29 12:41:37

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Oct 29, 2009 5:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the You Knew It Was Coming Department

Thats it?

Just a link?

Couldnt you be a little more creative?

Like why the show is your all time favorite?

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Poster: cush212 Date: Oct 29, 2009 12:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the You Knew It Was Coming Department

And was that the "real"Cliff made that review?

;)

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Oct 29, 2009 6:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the You Knew It Was Coming Department

How's this:

This is a great show, clearly a top 5 for the year when there are so many good shows that people actually think the year is overrated.

The first set cruises along with well played versions of many classic "first set" songs like Jack Straw, Dire Wolf, Loser and even LLR. However a glimpse into what the second set will bring is provided by the closing LIG. This maybe my favorite non-WRS LIG. Like my friend Cliff, I like to make analogies to wine. Wines made from the exact same grapes can have very different flavor profiles based on the region and climate they were grown. Some of these different "terriors" can be very close in proximity but have dramatic effects on the expression of the grapes so that wines can be powerful and often referred to masculine or elegant which is referred to feminine. Check out Barolo vs. Barbaressco as an example. Well this is a masculine LIG. The kind of masculine that Luca Brasi wished for Don Corleone's grandson. It never stops pounding and anyone who doesn't think there was any quality jamming in '77 has never heard this one.

The second set starts off with a feminine version of Bertha. I prefer the more masculine Bertha circa '71 but can not deny the beauty of Jerry's solo. This leads into a rousing Good Lovin' which i am sure had the crowd dancing. We cool off with FOTD (again i prefer the early up tempo versions) and then fun begins. Estimated was great in '77, because they played it every damn night but this Eyes is legendary. Perfect tempo beautifully played. Only blemish is a patch. Still a top 5 all time version in my quantitative assessment. Then we get some Space. That's right Space in '77. This goes into Saint Stephen and while well-played and listenable it does not stand up to the early versions. I just think the '77 versions are too refined for the subject matter. However it does lead into drums (with some bass) and a very nice NFA. We finish off with a Black Peter>Sugar Mags and OMSN encore.

So for me the LIG and Bertha through Eyes really stand out. The rest is only a nearly flawless performance of some great tunes.

This post was modified by elbow1126 on 2009-10-29 13:14:43

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Oct 29, 2009 6:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the You Knew It Was Coming Department

Now that is a show review!

Well done Larry, touche!!!

I have loved the Dekalb show since I was a teenager and also rank it in the top five, possibly the top three of '77. I even enjoy Keith's harpsichord sound during Estimated!

To me, 10/29/77 is like a Chateauneuf, perhaps a '95 Rayas? I score it 99-100, its that good!

But its Luca Brasi, and he's swimming with the fishes...

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Oct 29, 2009 6:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From the You Knew It Was Coming Department

Yeah, realized that after i read it and had already changed it.

I know you like the show you, i recall you putting it some sort of top 10 list in the past. Just figured i have some fun.

CDP is a good call for this show. Quite powerful well-blended and has aged extremely well.